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Dryer drum needs several manual pushes to start

When the button is pushed to start the dryer, the drum will sometimes not turn, you just get a humming noise. If you open the door and manually spin the drum, then close the door, the drum will make a clunky noise and then proceed to run normally and quietly. Sometimes the manual spinning of the drum has to be done half a dozen times or more to get it started. Does this sound like a bad motor?

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Or just a bad belt cheap but labor intensive
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Posted on Dec 19, 2013

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SOURCE: The Drum on my LG DLE2512W Dryer will not turn

no problem with motor or control board. fault is with the motor capacitor only. this is often attached to the motor or near it. the value of the capacitor will be printed on it (usually about 8uf) and you should be able to source from an electrical spares shop

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look on The back of the dryer. If their isn't a removeable back panel then lay dryer down and look inside for the belt or pulleys. One or both are probably bad.

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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that is the safety switch probably need to be replaced. or make sure the door is closing all the way.

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The belt could be broke or the idler spring may have come of in either case you will have to take the machine apart to find out which.

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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I have an LG TROMM DLG and I was having the same problem. A few days ago, I had the " check filter" light come on, checked it, took exhaust hose off, and blew it out (with my leaf blower- maybe not the best tool for the job) dryer worked couple of days and then I had problem you mentioned.
My best friend engineer neighbor came over to look at it. We took top off, turned it on, wouldn't tumble, we gave the drum a push with our hands, it started, we repeated that a coupel of times and now it's working, Seems like belt is fine, motor is ok- maybe something got caught in rollers, Hopefully fixed for good now.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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